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Nation: Italy

Region: Calabria

Province: Catanzaro

Locality: Sersale


As to reach the Sersalensis Gallery:

By Car

coming from Naples:

A3 highway SA-RC.

Exit at Lamezia Terme for Catanzaro, then take the SS 280.

By Airplane

Coming from Lamezia Terme, Continue to Catanzaro Lido- entrance SS 106 direction Crotone, entrance SS 180 exit Cropani, Sersale.


The artist's residence Vincent Borelli, to Sersale in the Street Rome.

The laboratory that is under the residence.

VeduView of St. Pasquale.

In effects the a little visible plaza is titled to Carmela Borelli, heroic mother...

We can notice, beyond the church, also the "Milicurcio", secular imposing tree.ta di San Pasquale.



Tabernacles of the "Via Crucis" that they conduct on the mountain "Crozze."

On the summit of the mountain it was erect a church that she takes the name of it.


District of called Sersale "La Ruga".

In the historical center where once lived the grandparent of the artist.


"Piazza Italia".

District of Sersale seen at night, of recent construction is situated where once flowed a called stream "Vallone" (now canned under of it).

In this place they happen the great part of the city demonstrations.

And' this one usual place in which the young people sersalesi find again him.


"The Fair of St. Pasquale".

The fanfare of Sersale accompanies the Saint in procession along the streets of the country.

This plaza, that is before the Church is devoted to Carmela Borelli to memory of which you has been erect a commemorative monument to the center of it.


"The Fair of St. Pasquale".

The Fair of St. Pasquale in the center of Carmela Borelli plaza.

And' visible the anterior façade of the Church devoted to the Saint.

The Saint is represented with the sheep, you make click in this ...point..., or on the image, to see magnified him it.


"The Fair of St. Pasquale".

An angle of the Plaza on the occasion of the Fair that every year is held in the month of September.

The stands are prepared to the inside both of the plaza and along all the roads that surround her.


"The Fair of St. Pasquale".

The stands of the Fair, long, Street "Ponte".


"The Fair of St. Pasquale".

The stands of the Fair, long, Street "Carmela Borelli".

Panoramic view of Sersale south area. To the right the Crozze Mountain is visible well.

On the fund, panoramic view of Sersale. In the foreground and well visible the city of "Zagarise."

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An artistic-cultural and mountain-watering itinerary recommended by the master to get to his studio.
                        (fig.) Ancient custom of Calabrian Shepherd.


City Library “F. De Nobili” (Villa Trieste, Margherita), where there are thousands of books, parchments and old manuscripts; the provincial Musem of Villa Trieste in which there are a rich collection of coins, more than 6500, of the Magna Graecia, Roman, Byzantine and Modern Ages; many paintings by Antonello da Messina, Mattia Preti, Andrea Cefaly, Salvator Rosa, Filippo Palizzi and others; a collection of objects dating back to the Neoliyhic period and archaeological finds of the Iron Age; the original 1519 “diplomi” kept in the local Chamber of Commerce, that commemorate the “Articles of the Silk Art” given to the city by Charles V, preceding of eight years those of Florence, and that bear witness of the development of one of the most prestigious school of weaving whose high quality damasks and velvets won all Italian and half of European markets, in fact the masters from Catanzaro were called, in 1740, in Lyons to teach the French weavers.A crimson silk damask, weaved in Catanzaro in 1600, is still kept in the Church of the Monte, as memory of that ancient art. You have to visit the “Morandi Viaduct” over the Fiumarella river, the world highest* one-arch bridge in reinforced concrete; the just restored St. Giovanni Monumental Area with an angle tower dating back to the Norman period and the collection of plaster casts in Prefettura Square, with the casts by the world-famous calabrian sculptor Francesco Jerace.



seventh edition, editor  La Ruffa, 1993 on page 109.


Villaggio Mancuso, Villaggio Racise, Tirivolo, Buturo, Villaggio Palumbo.

Villaggio Mancuso is the passage to the Sila Piccola  coming from Taverna and Buturo coming from Sersale. They re all touristy resorts for high mountain sports that consists most of all of wooden houses, open all year and equipped with all modern comforts for summer and winter tourism. Here the Sila shows up all its beauty, formed by verdant plateaus that makes the high mountains seem like hills and by magnificent age-old woods of larch pinetrees (of the tertiary period) beech-trees and fir-trees.

Skylletion-Scolacium Ruins.

On the SS 106 at about one Km from Catanzaro Lido, driving to Soverato, among the olive-groves there s the Arcaelogical Area of Squillace, also called Roccelletta di Borgia or Roccelletta of the Squillace Bishop. From 1965 the Antiquities Commission has set up in this place excavations to locate and study a Roman settlement stood in 123-122 B.C. on the site of Skyletion, town of Greek origin (96-98 A.D.) later called by Romans Scolacium. They came to light so far the theatre, the central area of the town and many decorating statues and aculptures of the Imperial Age. Not too far from this area, maybe in the Norman period but with Byzantine influence, later was built the grand Basilica of St. Maria della Roccella, of which we have now only the ruin of the beautiful trlobate apse, but that was, at its time, the biggest religious building in Calabria.

The Ionic Coast from Soverato to Crotone.

For those who love sun and sea, the sandy coast, easily covering through the SS 106 from Catanzaro Lido to Crotone, driving through Sellía Marina, Crópani Marina, Botricello, and Le Castella in which there are modern touristy structures that offer the opportunity of enjoying, with the maximum comfort, the enchanted beauty of the sunny beaches.


Driving through the SS 106 near Cropani Marina, you have to take the SS 180 to go up to Cropani. Once arrived it s to be visited the Duomo whose construction dates back to the XV century and it s very important for its façade and for its crossing rose-window, as well as for its powerful church-steeple whose original heighg was 47 m (now it s 43m). The monument, due to its size, its used as trigonometric point for the valuation of agricultural land and it s visible from Capo Rizzuto to Squillace. In the inside it s kept a fifteenth-century altar-piece representing Our Lady of the Assumption; a XVIII century great ceiling painting by Pasqualetti; frescoes by Cristofaro Santanna (1764). There s also a marble sculpture by Benedetto Moiano (1588). You have to visit the Churches of St. Caterina, St. Giovanni Battista, St. Lucia and the Monastery of Cappuccini, decorated with valuable 17° century paintings, plaster statues and 18° century altars.


You can get to Zagarise from Sellia Marina on the SS 106, exit to Úria, or exit to La Petrizia, direction Soveria Simeri. Of its past times Zagarise keeps a Romanic-gothic façade in silano  granite with a wide ogival portal surmounted by a fretted rose-window of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, supported by a square bell tower of renaissance age; ruins of a cylindrical tower of medieval age in Gorizia St. and, in front of it, the Church of the Ritiro  in the Monastery of Dominicans in which there have recently discovered, behind the walls, a series of frescoes dating back to the XVI century; it s to be admired the memorial plaque portal too. In the parish building, behind the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, on the initiative of the local dean, there s the little but good Zagarise Museum. Its collection is composed of thirty-six paintings coming from the Church of the Ritiro  of Dominicans and from the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption.
For those who study the restore of ancient paintings, it s particularly interesting the comparison between the two versions of the iconographic Madonna Divina Pastora both dating back to the XIX century and attributed to Antonio Giannetti, related to another identical icon painted in fresco in the Curch of the Ritiro  in Mesoraca (Kr).



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Introduzione al Profilo
Pensieri dell'Autore
La biografia
Brochures ed altro
L'Artista al lavoro
Foto di tutta l'Attività
La corrispondenza
Sersale - dove vive
In giro per la Calabria

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